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'I think it is the best job ... I love it!' Engendering workplace satisfaction in rural and remote Australian mental health nursing

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Ragusa, Angela T; Crowther, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Mental health nursing in New South Wales, Australia has experienced considerable change as a profession over the past 20 years. In a climate of reduced funding and heightened service need, rural and remote geographies continue to affect workplace environments and experiences. This article presents qualitative focus group data to identify what wor ....

'The Snowtown we know and love': Small newspapers and heinous crimes

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Hess, Kristy; Waller, Lisa
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

This paper examines the role of small newspapers in Australia when bizarre and shocking crimes are committed locally. These crimes often attract intense media attention that casts a net of shame across entire townships through their representation as places of fascination and fear in the public imagination. We take a practice appro ....

‘Drought-proofing’ regional Australia and the rhetoric surrounding Tillegra Dam, NSW

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Sherval, M; Greenwood A
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: Vol.43, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Water conservation, distribution and management are highly contested in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. During the height of the Millennium drought calls from local politicians and community leaders alike suggested that there was a need to 'drought-proof' not only the Hunter region but also the Australian continent from recurring climatic e ....

2012 Regional Workforce & Skills Project - SA Far North Region

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Dahlitz, Tony
  • Publisher: RDA Far North
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

As a part of our Commonwealth funding requirements all Regional Development Australia Boards were required to develop a Regional Roadmap, which describes the selected region, its attributes, industry and employment base and key advantages. The Roadmap sets out the economic, environmental and social vision for the region, articulates the drivers o ....

A home amongst the gum trees

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Foley, Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: Australian Nursing Journal: ANJ, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 7
  • Country: Australia

I am one of the approximately 70,000 ANF members who choose to live in rural or remote Australia. Whilst I commute by train to the city daily for work I escape each evening to my 'home among the gum trees'. Amidst the beauty of the countryside there are challenges, especially with access to health and aged care services. The ANF is ....

A Joint Australia–China Report on Strengthening Investment and Technological Cooperation in Agriculture to Enhance Food Security

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Australia-China Joint Working Group
  • Publisher: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Country: Australia

Dr Emerson, Minister for Trade and Competitiveness and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Asian Century, launched Feeding the Future – A Joint Australia-China Report on Strengthening Investment and Technological Cooperation in Agriculture to Enhance Food Security on 20 December 2012. The report marks a new era in agricultural cooperat ....


  • Year: 2012
  • Author: The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

FIFO employment is much talked about, but is not well understood. In remote areas of Australia today, and Western Australia particularly, it provides a significant and growing proportion of the workforce needed by the resources sector, and is anticipated to double within the next 3-5 years. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

A New Federation with a Cities and Regional Approach

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Richard Murray

This paper sets out to address these multiple, overlapping and interacting problems byproposing a complete restructuring of the Australian Federation to a new governance model, based on two tiers of government rather than three, and with clearly designated roles and responsibilities between these tiers. • The Federal Government would ....


  • Author: Karim Mardaneh
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: 1.2
  • Country: Australia

Grouping regional towns and cities in Australia according to economic functions could improve understanding of the importance of economic factors in determining growth. Several researchers have used clustering techniques to examine the growth and characteristics of regional cities in Australia. The current study extends clustering methodologies b ....

Adaptive regions, deliberative power spaces and the sustainable development platform method

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Campbell-Ellis, Matthew
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Neo-liberal ideologies continue to pervade the regional sciences and Australian regional and economic development policy. But is neo-liberalism still our sharpest tool for creating adaptive regions in this postglobalised age of the 'me' individual? A paradigm shift is needed - one that takes us beyond neo-liberalism and social capi ....

Announcement of Funding Awards for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2011

  • Year: 2012
  • Journal Name: Housing & Urban Development Department Documents & Publications
  • Publisher: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.
  • Published Location: Lanham, United States
  • Country: United States

The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program (Program) supports metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1 ....

AreUReady - Surviving Small Business Disaster

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Sandra Slatter & Anthony Turner
  • Publisher: Sandraa Slatter & Anthony Turner
  • Published Location: Melbourne Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Thanks for these words from Dr Rob Gordon... This book will become an invaluable aid to preparing for disaster, and as the authors suggest, it may be unique of its type. The authors have struck a good mix of personal anecdote, research findings and professional observations to make the problems real but not overwhelming. They provide detailed exa ....

Assessing a Region's Economic Level Using the Regional Economic Development Risk Indicator

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: MYŠKOVÁ, R.
  • Journal Name: Recent Advances in Energy, Environment and Economic Development
  • Publisher: WSEAS Press
  • Published Location: Athens
  • ISBN: 978-1-61804-139-5
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • State/Region: Hradec Kralove

Assessing the differences between regions within a single country is important not only from the macro-economic perspective, but also in the light of entrepreneurial activities being implemented or intended in a region. Managerial decisions as to whether conditions suit a particular business activity are based on assessments of corporate resource ....

Australia's Country Towns 2050: What will a climate adapted pattern of settlement look like?

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Julia Law, Michael Kroehn, Selina Tually, Andrew Beer
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

This report is the first output from this project and presents the findings from the initial stages of the investigation. Later reports will present a fuller picture as the outputs of additional stages of analysis are presented. There is a growing consensus in the community around the certainty of human-induced climate change and its potential t ....

Australian Farm Survey Results 2009-10 to 2011-12

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: ABARES
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781743230237
  • Country: Australia

This report provides a detailed profile of the financial performance of farm businesses in the grains, livestock and dairy industries in the years 2009-10 to 2011-12. These industries include 68 per cent of farm business units in Australia. The report also includes analysis of changes in farm business debt and farm investment together with analy ....

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